Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

272 stories, 10 challenges, 22 prompts, 366 comments, and 28 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

Writer, dreamer, knight, shackled by entertainment . . . and people.

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Summer's End

Thanks to a bright sun and a wide cloudless sky, the afternoon was warm with nothing but the echo of…

Published 5 months ago.

Vulture Chic Among Rats

"Here it gors. Me and my cogs was moffing along the murky part of the Long Tews, minding our own bus…

Published 5 months ago.

Point of Origin

I hopped over a pair of the ash-filled streams, so contaminated that the clear water of my childhood…

Published 5 months ago.

Still Mad

“Why did the scientists take off their helmets on an alien planet with barely breathable atmosphere?…

Published 5 months ago.

Nocturnal Visitations

There is a light that comes past my window early in the morning. It's not that bright, certainly not…

Published 5 months ago.

The Down Collector

Funerals are odd ducks, aren't they? I mean they bring out the oddness in people. And odd people. Pr…

Published 5 months ago.

A Corrupted Well

Suddenly her simply standing there watching me made her suspect. Why was this girl trying to help me…

Published 6 months ago.

Hunter in the Hallway

I awoke to soft light in the hallway outside my room. Soft greenness pulsed faintly about chest high…

Published 6 months ago.

Hounded

Daryl scrubbed at his skin wishing it were lighter. White would be good but no amount of bleach woul…

Published 6 months ago.

She Didn't Even Know Why Anymore

Doctor Tanner waited until the clock read 8:00 before approaching Darlene. She was munching on baby …

Published 6 months ago.

Just Because You Don't See It--

“Do you have a wallet?”

I looked at the girl without comprehension, my mind focused on the fact tha…

Published 6 months ago.

The Other Shoe

Three of us rode north in my 2002 Camry. Sometimes it felt too small, but having recently been in a …

Published 6 months ago.

Hollowing Out

The inside of the tent was dark and cold and claustrophobic. Bree rolled over in her blanket, wrappi…

Published 6 months ago.

Intrusive Thoughts - Poetry - Rap

You sit and you smoke while I sit and I choke

and if I had a rope with a noose you'd never know

slid…

Published 6 months ago.

Creeping Doubt

I wonder if I'm unwanted. Am I the problem? I've always tried to make things better but I feel like …

Published 6 months ago.

Robert Quick

Friends 28

ethelthefrog
HSAR
Jim Stitzel
August Rode
ElshaHawk LoA
Brebelles
slapdashmonuments
Fantasist
HS Wift
Abby
remembrancer
Jae
nuclearsubmarine
zxvasdf
THX0477
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
Anorak
Emmyful
GradualUprising
Mighty-Joe Young LOA
PJ Returned
WhiteHat
Ary
Lampyris Noctiluca
PrincessLapis
iLeftMyEgoInMyOtherPants

Followers 21

HSAR
Jim Stitzel
August Rode
ElshaHawk LoA
slapdashmonuments
Escapist
Fantasist
HS Wift
Abby
remembrancer
Jae
nuclearsubmarine
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
Anorak
rhubarb_j
GradualUprising
PJ Returned
WhiteHat
Lampyris Noctiluca